London: Hodder Children's Books, (1999). First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 170pp. Deep purple textured paper over boards, silver spine title. A fine copy in a fine, unclipped dustwrapper.
Signed by the author on the title page.
This is the first hardback edition, preceded by a paperback edition the year before. Winner of the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award as well as the Carnegie Medal for 1998. Fine / Fine. Item #19654